Aurora Borealis is Strong tonight

I haven't seen it like this for years. Did anyone in the northern states (Minnesota) see it?

It's been strong with color for an hour already.



  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin
    edited March 24

    They were in all directions as well as above, dancing & pulsing.

    Again, I wish we had a good camera. It would show like what we saw & more. I'll try to get some from another camera here.

    Picture number 2 below was directly above. I wish we could have captured the movement for you.

    I only came in because I was getting cold.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin
    edited March 24

    It may show strong early tomorrow evening as well...around midnight in the Yukon.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    The reports that I saw on the news yesterday from the previous night showed pinks and purples as well as red and green. It looks as if there is a bit of pinkish-purple in one of your shots.

    It clouded over last night. Crossing my fingers for tonight!

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning thank you for sharing the pictures! That must be wonderful to experience. We never see it here. I have heard that it can be seen a few hours drive North of us. There is far to much light pollution here for us to see it even if we weren't a bit to far South.

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    Wow, beautiful!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    @Marjory Wildcraft You just headed the wrong direction. 🤪

    @Michelle D It was an "awe"some experience. There was hours of this. It was more spectacular than we could capture and the snow was lit up (not in color, lol). I only wish I could have caught a video for everyone here.

    It felt like we were in the far north. The last time we saw a show similar was well over 15 years ago. I'm just glad I didn't miss it. I came close, though.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,411 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning oh I envy you. It is one of my dreams to see one. Hopefully, when I see one, it is as beautiful as yours.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    So...I read that a massive hole happened in the sun & it's sending a big amount of solar wind our way. Supposedly it is supposed to reach earth by Friday, giving us another super spectacular Aurora.

    I have no idea one way or the other, but I'll be watching, just in case.

    I (unfortunately? Not a fan just yet) just got a new phone too. The camera is supposedly better. Well have to get it ready, just in case, I guess.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    Haven't seen it this year yet. I keep looking.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    I can only imagine how incredible it must look in person. The pictures are beautiful.